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46 Judicial Officers Transferred

Prominent in this shake-up include; Judiciary spokesperson Erias Kisawuzi who has been at the registrar at Court of Appeal for close to three years and is moved to Supreme Court as registrar.
The Judiciary has today in a big shake-up, transferred 46 judicial officers countrywide, a move aimed at enhancing ‘efficiency’ and ‘effectiveness’.

 

In the transfer instrument signed by the Chief Registrar, Henry Adonyo, the shake-up saw 10 Registrars, seven Chief Magistrates, and 29 Grade One Magistrates moved country wide.

 

According to Assistant Judiciary Spokesperson, Araali Muhirwa who announced the shake-up in a press briefing at his chambers at Buganda Road Court this afternoon, the transfers take effect from May 6.

 

Mr Araali explained that the transfers are in line with the judiciary policy of at least deploying a magistrate Grade One in every district of Uganda; thus bringing access to justice nearer to the people

 

Prominent in this shake-up include; Judiciary spokesperson Erias Kisawuzi who has been at the registrar at Court of Appeal for close to three years and is moved to Supreme Court as registrar.

 

Mr Kisawuzi who continues to head the Judiciary department, replaces John Baptist Segirinya who moves to Court of Appeal.

 

Other transfers include; Mr Daniel Lubowawho has been at Mityana court, is posted as the Personal Assistant to Justice Steven Kavuma, the Acting Deputy Chief Justice.

 

Ms Mary Babirye who was the Personal Assistant to the late Acting Deputy Chief Justice Constance Byamugisha, takes over Mediation Registry at the Commercial Court. Ms Babirye replaces Arutu Ochepa who moves to Jinja High Court.

 

Transfers under the Grade One Magistrates postings include Mr Emmy Seyekwo who has been in Lyatonde court moving to Law Development Centre Court (LDC) in Kampala, a court with one of the highest criminal cases.

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